MER Telecom: Bridging the digital divide in Ghana

How to make rural communications commercially viable

Read this article to learn:

  • How GIFEC use Light Sites to connect isolated, off-grid villages
  • Using solar panels, CDC batteries and a low energy consumption BTS to reduce opex to 10-20% of the costs to maintain a regular site
  • The cost-effectiveness of VSAT connectivity in rural areas
  • How VAS like mobile money drive rural connectivity and how rural connectivity drives mobile money!

How can innovations in passive and active infrastructure and energy equipment support the objectives of governments and universal access funds to accelerate the extension of rural connectivity? TowerXchange took a closer look at GIFEC and at what they have achieved working with MER Telecom to connect remote villages in Ghana. We also look at how…

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